Pope Francis has surgery for 'colon diverticulitis'
Pope Francis is undergoing surgery for "colon diverticulitis," Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni told CNN on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are the Trigger Foods for Diverticulitis
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low-dose CT effective for diagnosing colonic diverticulitis
A low-dose protocol of intravenous contrast-enhanced 2-mSv CT is comparabl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Kids get fewer CTs, but adults' rates continue to rise Cognitively impaired kids undergo more CT for appendicitis COVID-19 delays appendicitis diagnosis, treatment CT reduces unnecessary appendectomies AI algorithm detects appendicitis on CT exams in ER (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Is Diverticulitis Contagious?
Title: Is Diverticulitis Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/29/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 11, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Common Antibiotics for Diverticulitis Have Higher C difficile Risks Common Antibiotics for Diverticulitis Have Higher C difficile Risks
Dr David Johnson comments on new data indicating that it may be time to move away from metronidazole plus a fluoroquinolone in certain patients.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Amoxicillin-Clavulanate Effective for Outpatients With Diverticulitis
TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- For immunocompetent patients with diverticulitis in the outpatient setting, amoxicillin-clavulanate is as effective as metronidazole with fluoroquinolone, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care? Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?
Clinicians may opt for a fluoroquinolone-sparing approach by using amoxicillin-clavulanate, with no drop in efficacy, new data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Which Is Worse: Diverticulitis or Diverticulosis?
Title: Which Is Worse: Diverticulitis or Diverticulosis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - February 16, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Stomach bloating warning: Diverticular disease is an underlying cause of bloating
STOMACH bloating is usually a reaction to eating certain foods, but it can signal something serious is up. A lesser-know but serious underlying health condition that causes bloating is diverticular disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Foods Should You Avoid if You Have Diverticulitis?
Title: What Foods Should You Avoid if You Have Diverticulitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 28, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Practice-Changing Pearls From New Diverticulitis Guidelines Practice-Changing Pearls From New Diverticulitis Guidelines
Dr David Johnson shares the need-to-know highlights from the AGA's latest recommendations on diverticulitis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage an Alternative to Resection in Perforated Diverticulitis
In patients with perforated purulent diverticulitis, outcomes of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage eventually do not differ much from those following primary resection, researchers have found in JAMA Surgery.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Is Diverticulitis Contagious
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medically Clear: The Less-Is-More Approach to Acute Diverticulitis
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Medically Clear Source Type: news

When and Why Do Diverticulitis Patients Need Surgery? When and Why Do Diverticulitis Patients Need Surgery?
An update to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) guideline on diverticular disease suggests that surgery may not be needed in many cases, while a study of laparoscopic resection shows that quality of life may improve, although risks exist.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Can Diverticulitis Go Away on Its Own
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colorectal Cancer More Likely After First Acute Diverticulitis Colorectal Cancer More Likely After First Acute Diverticulitis
Acute diverticulitis, a leading cause of US hospital admissions, is associated with an increased risk of subsequent colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a large population-based study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Can Diverticulitis Go Away on Its Own?
Title: Can Diverticulitis Go Away on Its Own?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/24/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 24, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

What Triggers Diverticulitis
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of a Diverticulitis Flare-Up?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of a Diverticulitis Flare-Up?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 17, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Success Rate for Diverticulitis Surgery
What Is the Success Rate for Diverticulitis Surgery? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis of Diverticulitis After a Prior Diagnosis of IBS Misdiagnosis of Diverticulitis After a Prior Diagnosis of IBS
This study compared the misdiagnosis of diverticulitis among IBS and non-IBS patients.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Updated Guidelines Issued for Management of Diverticulitis
FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 -- In clinical practice guidelines from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, published in the June issue of Diseases of the Colon& Rectum, updated recommendations are presented for the management of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Diverticulitis Serious
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treatment for Diverticulitis -- updated ASCRS Guidelines published in Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon& Rectum (DC&R), the official journal of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Editorial calls for a precision medicine approach to follow-up of diverticulitis
(Regenstrief Institute) An editorial challenges physicians and the US healthcare system to reconsider the current 'one size fits all' care for diverticulitis and to employ a precision medicine approach to determine which patients should be referred for colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avoid Inflammatory Diets to Combat Diverticulitis Avoid Inflammatory Diets to Combat Diverticulitis
A recent prospective study gives us plenty of reason to discuss dietary interventions with our patients, says Dr David Johnson.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - March 5, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods for diverticulitis?
Some research suggests that certain dietary changes could help some people with diverticulitis. Find out what foods to eat and avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis
Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Diverticulosis Diet and Nutrition Fiber (Dietary) Constipation Digestive Tract Colon Source Type: news

I've got a bowel disorder more common than IBS - and it very nearly killed me
Spencer Lynch, 46, suffers from the little-known, but very common, condition. Most people with diverticular disease will know nothing about it, as few have symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More fruit and cereal fiber tied to less risk of common bowel disease
(Reuters Health) - Women who get more fiber from fruits and cereals may be less like to develop diverticulitis, a common and painful bowel problem, though vegetable sources of fiber don't make much difference, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon wall, often in the large bowel. These pockets occur over time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis
Title: Tips for Preventing DiverticulitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis Better Than Hartmann's Procedure for Treating Perforated Diverticulitis Primary Anastomosis Better Than Hartmann's Procedure for Treating Perforated Diverticulitis
For stable patients with perforated diverticulitis and peritonitis, sigmoidectomy with primary anastomosis provides better outcomes than does Hartmann's procedure, according to results from the LADIES trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis? Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviewed whether patients with troublesome diverticulitis had better outcomes after surgery than with conservative management.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe
Primary anastomosis with diverting loop ileostomy (PADLI) is a safe alternative to Hartmann's procedure (HP) for emergency management of patients with acute diverticulitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's 'paralysed colon' caused her to drop to just FIVE stone
Annie Jenkins, 30, of Penzance, Cornwall, was diagnosed with diverticular disease - which affects the bowel's lining - when she was 22 years old. Her body became unable to absorb nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can I Ever Recover From Diverticulitis?
Whether you have complications or a recurrence depends on the severity of your disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Colon Digestive Tract Diverticulosis Antibiotics Sepsis Source Type: news

Diverticulitis
This review notes the mainstay role of oral antibiotics for outpatient management has been challenged; rifaximin and mesalamine have been proposed as possible agents to reduce recurrence but available data do not suggest a substantive benefit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that compares DILALA (DIverticulitis -- LAparoscopic Lavage) versus resection (Hartmann procedure) for perforated diverticulitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Suffering from diverticulitis? Here are natural, diet-based remedies you can follow NOW to manage it
(Natural News) Diverticulosis is a condition that can be managed without the need for medical treatment. Wellness experts highly recommend managing the condition simply by changing your diet. Here are a few things to consider. (h/t to LifeZette.com.) After a flare-up of diverticulitis, give your colon a break. Liquid diets are recommended after severe episodes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome-wide study identifies genes linked to diverticular disease
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A genome wide association study reveals potential genes behind the common painful intestinal condition diverticulitis, and could point the way toward new treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Discretion in the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
This journal article highlights discretionary rather than routine use of antibiotics is reasonable given absence of immunosuppression and sepsis in patient, and treatment with NSAIDs and oral hydration would have been reasonable and may have avoided inpatient admission and C diff infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Operate or Not in Diverticulitis: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new ERAS protocol may help reduce opioid use (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Effects of Omitting Antibiotics in Uncomplicated Acute Diverticulitis
This research article finds that in patients with a first episode of uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (n=528), omitting antibiotics was not associated with a higher incidence of complicated diverticulitis, recurrent diverticulitis or sigmoid resection compared with antibiotic treatment, at 24 months'follow up (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds No Ties Between Colonic Diverticulosis, Inflammation
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers question if'symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a legitimate condition'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diverticulitis surgery
Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been readmitted to the hospital for additional treatment and observation for diverticulitis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news